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Thread: Chick-fil-A

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Your trying to argue some level of semantics and deflect from the topic.

    The TITLE of the thread specifically mentions Chick Fil-A. Which means we aren't talking about scenarios of terrorism or criminal activity, we are talking about a business leader having a political opinion, and the business donating to a political/religious interest group.
    Like I said, your paranoia is not my problem.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    This whole issue about Chick-fil-A has imo boiled down to whether or not business owners have the right to hold an opinion/donate in favor of their beliefs, without being punished. The ACLU has even stepped up to defend Chick-fil-A's rights. I think that so long as the ACLU, which is typically left-leaning, supports the rights of businesses with vastly differing beliefs, America's freedoms are preserved. My simple yes/no question is this:

    "Do you think a business owner should be able to hold an opinion and/or donate in favor of certain beliefs, without being punished by politicians/government?"

    Punished by the government, or punished by the consumers? They shouldn't be punished by the government; that's just freedom of speech. They should be punished by the consumers if they support discrimination though. I'll try to avoid Chick-Fil-A for the same reason I try to avoid golf courses with racist membership rules. That doesn't mean I'll never eat there again, but if I have the choice between Chick-Fil-A and something else, their actions are enough to push me toward the other option.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I knew you were a demon.
    It's soooo bland.
    Zaxby's is good chicken, with the Zak sauce, sublime.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's soooo bland.
    Zaxby's is good chicken, with the Zak sauce, sublime.
    Thousand island is a thousand times bad, zak sauce is even worse.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Punishment is a strong word.

    So a couple of mayors said something stupid Wake... no one got "punished".
    It was the fact that they were attempting to do so, and influence the success of a private business, which is the issue. Yeah, they were stupid, but that's not really what the controversy was about.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Thousand island is a thousand times bad, zak sauce is even worse.
    Zaxby's > Chick-Fil-A....Forever!!!
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Depends on whether these beliefs fall against a protect class or not, for example.
    The belief doesn't matter, unless he/she is using illegal or discriminatory business practices based on these beliefs.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The belief doesn't matter, unless he/she is using illegal or discriminatory business practices based on these beliefs.
    True. I was focusing more on the donating aspect with that comment. But I essentially agree, a business owner can be racist all day and night, so long as his management decisions are not affected by those beliefs.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's soooo bland.
    Zaxby's is good chicken, with the Zak sauce, sublime.
    It's so delicious! There's just something wrong with you

    On a sidenote, last year when I moved, and we ate nothing but fast food for about 2 days I had some Chick-Fil-A with some left over Zax sauce, now that was sublime.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's so delicious! There's just something wrong with you

    On a sidenote, last year when I moved, and we ate nothing but fast food for about 2 days I had some Chick-Fil-A with some left over Zax sauce, now that was sublime.
    Zak sauce improves everything.
    Chick-Fil-A should look into it, may improve more than their chicken. .......
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